1/30/10 – Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Today Tampa carried out a parade in remembrance of a past pirate invasion of the area (Gasparilla Pirate Festival).  It was an extremely liberal festival, not as over the top rowdy as expected but still wild and crazy just the same.  This was my first visit to Bayshore Blve and the area provided a perfect backdrop to the revelry.  The street ran up alongside mansions with views and along the water which happened to be choppy from the rain and wind that persisted.  It was a very bead oriented affair and the floats seemed very indiscriminating as to their targets so everyone seemed to have some.  Sumners’ son Bailey definitely took the crown for most beads attained.

Gasparilla Parade – 1/30/10

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